NY Jets expect to sign Odell Beckham Jr. after visit next week
By Justin Fried
The NY Jets could be nearing a deal for free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. — at least, that's what the team hopes. With Beckham reportedly set to visit Florham Park on Monday, the Jets believe they could be on the verge of reaching an agreement.
The Athletic's Zach Rosenblatt reported on Saturday that "the Jets believe they are going to get Odell Beckham." He insisted that a deal could be reached soon "if the visit goes well."
The Jets have been seen as the frontrunners to sign Beckham for months now. The two sides have had a number of informal meetings, most notably at the NFL's league meetings in Arizona last month.
This will be the first time the Jets meet with Beckham in any official capacity. Beckham will undergo a physical, and if all goes according to plan, the team will then get to hammering out the specific terms of the deal and how Beckham might fit in an Aaron Rodgers-led offense.
There are still hurdles to overcome, but the Jets firmly believe they will sign Beckham sooner rather than later.
The NY Jets might be on the verge of signing Odell Beckham Jr.
The Jets have worked hard to overhaul their wide receiver room this offseason. Braxton Berrios was released, Elijah Moore was traded, and Corey Davis likely isn't long for the roster either. That's three of the Jets' top four wide receivers who could be moved.
In their place, the Jets signed veterans Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman in free agency. Adding Beckham would give the Jets a fearsome foursome of Garrett Wilson, Lazard, Beckham, and Hardman. That would be one of the deepest wide receiver groups in football.
Expecting Beckham to be anywhere close to the player he was during his peak with the New York Giants is foolish, but if the Jets can get even 70 percent of that player, that would be massive for the team's pass-catching corps.
There are obvious red flags with Beckham. The former All-Pro wide receiver hasn't played since 2021, he hasn't totaled 1,000 yards in a season since 2019, and he's torn his ACL in the same knee twice now.
Still, his talent is obvious. If the medicals check out, the Jets are going to do everything they can to bring Beckham back to New York and pair him with Rodgers. On paper, it could be a match made in football heaven.